§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans exist for new community programme opportunities to be provided by his Department.
Table 1 Amounts of housing benefit and family income supplement under current scheme—Working households (with one wage earner) Weekly gross earnings level Unemployment benefit £45 £55 £65 £75 £85 £95 £110 £125 Earnings level at which housing benefit no longer payable Single parent, one child (i) Average rent and rates Housing benefit 21.60 19.55 17.46 15.81 14.16 12.39 10.29 4.75 — 120.61
§ Mr. Whitney
There have been preliminary discussions about how the Department can assist the MSC with the provision of new community programme opportunities but no plans exist at present.